Laanta Lanta Festival (Early March)
The Laanta Lanta Festival, held every year in Lanta Old Town around March, is a celebration of the racial harmony and a chance for locals and visitors to enjoy cultural performances and traditional games and sports.
You can enjoy a wide variety of local cuisine at over 50 food and beverage booths. Performances of Rong-Ngen, the traditional music and dance of the ancient Sea Gypsies, can be enjoyed on the main stage, as well as performances presented by groups from all over Thailand. A second beachside stage features contemporary jazz and reggae performances nightly, in a relaxed party atmosphere.
Floating Boats of the Sea Gypsy (Loi Ruea Chao Le Festival)
On the full moon day of the 6th and 11th lunar months (around May and October)
This festival is a rare and old tradition of the sea gypsies on Ko Lanta. On the full moon day of the 6th and 11th lunar months, the sea gypsies will gather at the beach near Ban Saladan to float boats in the sea in order to float away the misfortunes and bring good luck. During the ceremony, a typical southern Rong-ngeng dance and music will be performed around the boats.
Opening the Andaman Sea (Krabi Boek Fa Andaman) (around Mid November)
This festival is held annually to officially open the tourist season of the province. It features parades, cultural and musical performances, sea kayak competitions, boat races, sales of food and local products and many other activities.